Dental veneers are a great solution for your broken, chipped or crooked tooth. Whether you have fitted temporary veneers or permanent one, it is important to look after them. One way to look after them is a balanced diet.
Just like after any form of treatment, aftercare is important. This also goes for Dental Veneers. Dental Veneers are a prime form of treatment to deliver that Hollywood look that you see your favorite celebrities and idols wear. They’re designed to fix any niggling issues with your tooth including discoloration, chipped teeth or misalignment.
Veneers are made with porcelain material, an ultra-thin shell which is uniquely shaped to fit on the front surface of your teeth. They’re designed to cover those niggling issues so you can confidently smile again.
So, why is aftercare important? Well, unlike your natural teeth, veneers cannot be repaired. They’re a one-time form of treatment that you must look after, otherwise, you’ll need to fork out for more.
What Foods Should You Avoid?
Here, we guide you on the common solids and liquids you should avoid for long-lasting shiny results for your appearance. A balanced diet is a fundamental change you should consider within your lifestyle to limit any damage to the veneers and your smile. Some foods could damage and affect the treatment procedures not only for veneers but also for teeth whitening and root canal treament.
Common solids that usually degrade your teeth are only realized upon a visit to the dentist. However, this guide is designed to help you take action now if you’re a veneer patient.
What Foods Should I Avoid With Temporary Veneers?
Temporary veneers are clip-on veneers that slide over your natural teeth, quite similar to a mouthguard. These are intended to hide any niggling issues to make way for a beaming, shiny smile. To maintain your shine, temporary veneers are delicate and, therefore shouldn’t come in contact with the following solids and liquids:
- Sugary and chewy treats, including candy and toffee
- Hard nuts, including almonds or peanuts
- Solids with hard crusts such as toast or pizzas
- All kinds of hard chocolate bars (softer chocolate is acceptable)
- Liquids such as hot drinks that favor discoloration
Temporary veneers are fitted with Acryl material and the veneers need to adjust to your mouth structure. You may experience a decline in speech sharpness whilst the material settles in your teeth, which may last 3 to 5 days.
What Foods Should I Avoid With Permanent Veneers?
Permanent Veneers are more long-lasting and should have no effect in the way your mouth functions once it settles. They’ll fit to deliver an aesthetic look and restore naturality. If they’re not looked after, they’re prone to more wear-and-tear. Here are some recommended solids and liquids you should avoid with permanent veneers:
- Soft drinks and sauces that promote erosion to your teeth
- Smoking products including tobacco, e-cigarettes, and nicotine
- Excessive consumption of Alcohol
- Regular amounts of tea and coffee
- Sugar and Chewy candy and sweets
Whilst these should be avoided, we’re not advising to remove them from your diet permanently. These should be limited in moderation or as treats from time to time.
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If you’re looking to fit in dental veneers for that Hollywood smile, Garran Dental is ready for you. Alternatively, visit our website for further information on how to look after your fitted veneers. Contact us now!